Darlington Alumni & Director James Campbell shoots short film 1986
Local director and Film graduate of The Northern School of Art James Campbell has released a Batman inspired short film entitled 1986 using his home town of Darlington as it’s back drop.
Featured recently in The Northern Echo James – who graduated in 2015 – told them: “We started shooting last October and it all happened fairly quickly,” he said. “I had the idea to do it for a while and I had some money and thought I could use it for 1986.. The feature film I’d been developing had slowed down and been delayed by Covid so I had a bit of cash and I thought ‘I want to do something ambitious..I pulled together a lot of cast and crew from the North East to make something cool and different in my home town, Darlington.”
The film was originally delayed due to the pandemic and has been a long time in the making but was turned around quick with a shoot that took two days to wrap and took place in the old M&S building in Darlington town centre.
You can watch the film here: youtube.com/Eighties Doubt Productions.
You can read more about it here: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk
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